Today is Nomination Day in Soufriere Constituency

Denise Charles (left) of the DLP will be facing Higgs Adams of the UWP in the by-election
Denise Charles (left) of the DLP will be facing Higgs Adams of the UWP in the by-election

Candidates who want to be elected to Dominica’s Parliament in the Soufriere Constituency by-election will begin the formal process of doing so today since it is Nomination Day.

The process begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.

Candidates are expected to present themselves in order to be nominated.

The Dominica Labour Party’s (DLP) candidate is Denise Charles who was officially launched at a rally in Pointe Michel last week.

She will be facing Higgs Adam of the opposition United Worker Party (UWP).

Each candidate is expected to make a deposit of $500, which at the end of the day is deposited in the treasury.

When all the documents are in order, the information is then sent to the Electoral Office where the process of preparing the ballot papers with those who had been properly nominated printed on them.

The by-election is expected to take place on June 7.

It came about because former MP Ian Pinard resigned due to allegations of inappropriate behavior involving a minor.

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45 Comments

  1. Tj
    May 21, 2016

    We must have faith in the people they will not vote for Denise who is now a people’s person for only this election.
    Let us givecAdams a deserving chance

  2. Doc. Love
    May 21, 2016

    Very disappointed with the Dominica Freedom Party for not having a candidate in the Soufrierre Constituency election. This should have been a great spring board to make Dominicans aware of its intensions in order to try to regain Government again. Such a formidable political party in the seventies and eighties , a party which dominated the Soufrierre Constituency, it has missed a great opportunity to let Dominicans know that it isn’t just a political talk shop political party on a Wednesday night once a month, but is ready to start the ball rolling for the next general elections. With the next general election approximately three years away, missing this opportunity, I cannot see the party making any significant impact. Therefore, I believe the time has come when Reginal, Bosso and the Doctor close up shop, and find something more profitable to do with their time on the last Wednesday night of the month and endorse the UWP.

  3. For Dominica
    May 20, 2016

    So, Skerrit, Denise and other members of Cabinet and their friends who are campaigning in Soufriere, Scott’s Head and Gallion not seeing the potholes in the Pte Michel/Soufriere road.
    So many potholes on that road! Instead of giving away money and materials to buy votes, why don’t they make sure that the potholes are filled? All you can afford to replace your shocks and get good care for your SUV’s, but the average vehicle owner from Soufriere/Scott’s Head/Gallion who not getting some of our own tax dollars from Skerrit and company, cannot afford to have our vehicles damaged on that road.
    People, ask them to fill up the potholes. That’s important.

  4. Expat
    May 20, 2016

    To Floridian Dieasspoorer: I love the way she looks; she is displaying confidence and a sense of Dominican pride. I love that.

  5. character counts
    May 20, 2016

    Imagine in one of the rallies held, or at a cricket match in the Windsor Park, some mad person decides to plant a package, claim is terrorist, bomb scare, call police and for all you know, panic, fear, stampede, people running for their lives, limbs broken, possibly loss of life in the confusion and chaos?

    Dominicans, just think of what Skerritt is doing to you and your beautiful, peaceful country.

    Skerritt has on several occasions behaved extremely irresponsibly, displaying a foresight into such criminal acts and claiming that he knows is the opposition who do such things, without any proof, evidence or anything. Just to create confusion, hatred for each other, he engages in false hoods..

    What a dangerous thing to do. Make up, concoct a story like that, just to get the police to harass, victimize and arrest anyone who expresses concern about bad governance, corruption and other illegal acts. Skerritt such behaviour is criminal and only dictators behave that way.

  6. H
    May 20, 2016

    Denise Charles,,,,,,,,,girl I kown u cannot sleep,,,,your conscience is hunting you day in day out…..tell us why Ian regined…do you have children? Tell us before June 7th where you stand on the sexual abuse of our children….then and only then I will listen to you. Sotriere , Scotts Head don’t let the wrath of God fall on all u by the fake promises of this one man Skerrit government. True mothers, true fathers ture young people once and for all put denise in her rightful place.You have the power NOT SKERRIT tooooooooo much suffering for the majority while a few swimming in oil……densie and skerrit want to USE all u for them to continue to life on their high horse.

  7. Vieille Case Jumbie
    May 20, 2016

    ay ay Denise and Ian have the keys to Petro Caribe cash box they bound to win and as for the hard working donkey for the UWP, he love his people so win or lose the donkey will continue to work for the people… but the people say is barabas they want so they will get barabas concubine

  8. meeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
    May 20, 2016

    Denis – as a women, daughter, sister, a girl child – can you please tell me what is your position on Child abuse in particular child sexual abuse. You see i am a mothehr of a 13 years old girl. This is very important in making my decision, forget about your plans for the future , just tell me where you stand now on this important issue which is affects the future of Dominica

  9. Extremely
    May 20, 2016

    Blessings to you Mr. Higgs. God’s favour surrounds you. Amen

  10. May 20, 2016

    Petro Carib, Petro Casa and Petro Weave.

  11. May 20, 2016

    They will vote DLP again, They have been brain wash with free stuff and empty promises. That’s what some politicians do to poor people. Time will tell. Still praying for my Dominica.

  12. peeping
    May 20, 2016

    Truth,
    I think I agree with you to some extent. I remember a great spiriotual leader and precher saying People get what they deserve.

  13. committed
    May 20, 2016

    Higgs, we proudly nominate you today and we know you will win big time on election day. Because we know, no honest person will think of electing these labour party bandits.
    Where is their record of doing things in this constituency, nothing, for almost twenty years nothing but enriching themselves. Not this time.

  14. meeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
    May 20, 2016

    To Skerit, Justina, Denise and all those who support the likes of Ian Pinard, Joshua Francis – please do me a favour have these honourable men (as you call them) to take good care of your children . Let them spend some honourable good time with your children. them come back and talk to us

    • Concern citizen
      May 20, 2016

      Dear Meeeeeeeeeeee,
      You’ve just hit the NAIL on the head

  15. meeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
    May 20, 2016

    Tiger Woods (the pro-golfer) had sexual relation with an adult women (outside his marriage) and all corporate sponsors distanced themselves from him. They pulled their support because supporting Tiger adultery means that they are support his behaviour. Now there we have in Dominica – a politician is accused and is in court …….. and Our Prime Minister , Justina Charles (the Minister of Youth Affair, a mother, woman, sister) Reginald Austrie and the DLP – honouring Ian Pinard – . Not once have they mention their support for our children. Listening to them it feels like the UWP abused Ian Pinard and Joshua Francis . No where in this world that Ian Pinard nor Joshua would be close to a public event let alone be actively involve. But please understand that JEHOVAH GOD always protect the innocents. JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING – God is not mocked.

  16. Loose Cannon
    May 20, 2016

    I going all the way with Higgs Adam! Up to this day Skerrit has not told us why we have a by-election less than two years after we had a general election. After all, am I a fool? In 2005 we voted for Ian Pinard and the DLP; In 2009, he said he was sick and encouraged us to vote for Sam Martin; Apparently the DLP failed to deliver through Sam Martin, so in 2014, Ian Pinard seems to have gotten healthy and decided to run. He ran and won by a wide margin. Two years later he resigning and he and Skerrit refuse to tell us what he did, why he resigned or why Skerrit fired him and they presenting a foreigner, a female Grenadian to us as a replacement? Do they think we are so foolish? You mean what Ian Pinard allegedly got involved in is so bad, so disgusting that Skerrit could not find or trust another man to replace him? No man from the constituency wanted to align themselves with that? So bad that Skerrit could not find a national to replace him? Shame on Skerrit, Ian and the DLP!

  17. peeping
    May 20, 2016

    why do Dominicans like to embarrass their own ladies. I hardly see that in other parts of the world. What does the lady’s hair or wig has to do with a bi-election. This is so humiliating sometimes.

    Don;t some of us have sisters, cousins or even motheres. Did two men come together to make us so why do we treat women like that. I mean give jack his jacket and give jacklyn her lipstick both individuals look well presented in whatever they are wearing.

    If we are to talk about the political aspects of things I don;t mind the writer give his or her piece for sure because I myself have my piece on this whole thing but come on, let us not bash neither of them and the manner in which they are dressed. They both look good. Lets see what the results run out be be on June 7 and worlk with whoever wins. If God puts the blue I think the blue will represent his people to the best of his abilities becasue he is a peoples person. If God puts red then I think we should support he all the same

    • truth
      May 20, 2016

      peeping, i also share same sentiment with you except for, if GOD put blue or red,
      God isnt putting no one , the people is putting whosoever they wish to, Not GOD, He only make wisdom available for the people ,so they can make the right choice, He allow signs ,so that they can see,he lets us know that ,comming events cast shadows , Still we see our people making the wrong choices ,and when they see their failiors , ,they say ,GOd will take them out when he is ready, OH fools, He didnt put them ,
      The same hands you take to put them ,To make that mistake , USE that same hand to take them out and fix the mistake, and stop blaming GOd for what he didnt do,
      so if you waiting on GOD to take off those ruthless guys which you place in there, well you catch , you will rut alive,you and your children, God gives man no reason to mock or blaspheme against him , and he makes no mistake

    • May 21, 2016

      You make a fair point, and I wish people would stick to issues. But I also remember Dominicans saying “Eddo to leddo”, so at least sometimes it can work both ways.

  18. Nonsense
    May 20, 2016

    DNO you mention “former MP Ian Pinard resigned due to allegations of inappropriate behavior involving a minor.” Yet still that Minister is the campaign manager and everyone is glorifying him. What a thing. People of Dominica we need to stand up for once. we need to make this government accountable to pass laws to protect our children and not glorify one of their own who was charged with a serious allegation of one of our youth, could be anyone of us daughter.

    We need transparency and we need to demand a complete investigation of the Panama papers. If we don’t stand up and send a clear message that the power lies with the people and not the government we are looking for problems. Stand now before it is too late, Vote the UWP.

  19. 2sense
    May 20, 2016

    Can DNO do some research and find out what is the Nomination process and what documents are involve,what kind of due diligence is done once these documents are presented?

  20. Massacre
    May 20, 2016

    To the people of Soufriere , the time is soon coming for you to show the world that Dominicans will not tolerate ineptitude, corruption, laziness and arrogance anymore.
    We need to move into gear and take Dominica to a new level amongst the other islands in the Caribbean to which the DLP for 15 years have not shown us any plans of doing so.
    Vote for change.

  21. NUWP
    May 20, 2016

    Hmmm

  22. May 20, 2016

    So, no Freedomite candidate, and no candidate from that P-POD party?

  23. ron
    May 20, 2016

    She have dimples too!!!

    • May 20, 2016

      This woman never used to smile, whenever Denis sees people and passing by people she would stretch her lips and make some funny facial look, today she is passing driving her duty free vehicle waving, greeting , smiling and even talking to people, what a shame, Denise why only now?, why now, you did the same to get Ian into power, after the election you went back to your not peoples person style, not friendly style etc, as soon as Skerrit asked Ian to step down, I say step down I got some of the vibes from one of your party ministers, we did not see nor hear from you for almost two years, now you coming back with you games again, it worked in 2014, Denis foolvme ones shame on you, you fool me twice shame on me, my constituency did not get good representation from Pinard, check all the youths leaving school waking up each day just seating by the roadsides with nothing to do, whereas you alone have more than one job, do you think this is far, this is greed at the highest level,

  24. Floridian Diaspora
    May 20, 2016

    I just don’t get it. What’s up with this Denise Charles woman and her wig? We are branded as the nature isle which represents naturalism so why not be natural. I mean just go natural. Be what you represent (the nature isle). Is there something embarrassing hiding underneath that horse hair? Why don’t you reveal to us the bald headed mannequin that’s hiding under that wig? Hair is fake, eyelash is fake, heavy makeup, everything fake just like your labor party. This woman is gonna be using our country’s resources to sponsor her lavish high maintenance lifestyle and buy a different wig for everyday of the week hence putting the wig industry in Dominica out of business!!! Soon your hair wouldn’t even grow when that labor stress starts taking its toll on you

    • Shortie
      May 20, 2016

      YOU ARE AN A-HOLE!!!………. and seem more fake! ………… just because, I will let you know that Denise is as REAL as anyone can be!

    • NUWP
      May 20, 2016

      Hope u have ur “nature” and not that of a donkey

    • baffled
      May 20, 2016

      I sense a jealous person behind this Floridian Diaspora!!.. wheel and come again!…why?!!

    • Expat
      May 20, 2016

      To Floridian Dieasspoorer: I love the way she looks; she is displaying confidence and a sense of Dominican pride.

    • Faceup
      May 20, 2016

      But again why women itch under the fake hair when the sun is hot??

    • Gary
      May 22, 2016

      What a mind, is this how you waste the space of a forum given to us by DNO with such a comment, wow.

    • Gary
      May 22, 2016

      What a mind set, is this how you waste the space of a forum given to us by DNO with such a comment, wow.

  25. May 20, 2016

    I hope Soufriere and Scotts head are not going to make a big mistake by voting for the lady..

    • NUWP
      May 20, 2016

      The people never made an will not make a mistake on the 7th July 2016.

      • Concern citizen
        May 20, 2016

        NUWP thank U,
        Every thing u all do in this country was done willingly by u all no mistake, the children can’t pass if they are not harassed by 3 big men, no mistake, the PANAMA papers, no mistake,
        the BIN BOOBOL, No mistake, the 3 VILLARS in savan pie no mistake, take a look at our roads in D/ca, no mistake, the ECONOMY is down to zero, no mistake, it’s a shame to drive on the ROAD from ROSEAU to SCOTTSHEAD no mistake,
        so enjoy voting them still DONKEY HOLE!

      • May 21, 2016

        Thank you ,I am looking up to that,Soufriere and Scotts Head should be great again ,like in the days my father was the manager of the elrose estate when almost every family could afford 3 meals per day..

    • May 20, 2016

      As the saying goes, beggars are not choosers, they have no choice but tomdo so, imagine some of them keep saying that they voting who giving them money to feed their children, who giivng them money every five years when they never work in their lives and having Skerrit giving them thousands of Dollars whereas the other parties do not have money to give them, so they will keep on voting for Skerrit, somemof them even saying that they cannot wait for elections to come. I am hearing this all over the constituency, what they fail to realize is that skerrit isnot creating jobs for them so that he can keep them poor, so that they can go down on their knees to beg him, while at the same time he is providing for his children, his families, see how many contracts his brother and cronies mare getting all over the place, he is creating all sorts of jobs/positions for his people, mso that the will be able to take care of themselves and families, and he is fooling to less fortunate with crumbs

      • May 22, 2016

        They like mediocrity ,how much money do they receive and for how long?These people are so stupid they can only see in front of their big toes,they accept money to place a ballot once in five years ,why are they so thick to understand that they cannot survive on that ,they need long term employment,..when will they learn.

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